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The Samaritan and the Purse

Afrik-News [AN] reported late last week that the license of the Samaritan's Purse [SP] in Ethiopia was revoked because the organization failed to adhere to local laws. The government of Ethiopia has accused SP of bringing "14 foreign workers into Ethiopia and employed them for three years without work permits or residence permits ...employees did not pay over 7 million Ethiopian Birr [USD 420,000] in taxes to the country." According to AN three other non-governmental organizations [Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association, Ethiopian Human Rights Council, and Mobility without Barriers] were also closed down on similar charges. Our concern is largely with issues surrounding SP because it is a decidedly evangelical and a credible organization; our viewers would like to hear SP's side of the story. See previous post here.